As last year, so this year the participation of the beneficiaries of the check (voucher) του κοινωνικού τουρισμού ΟΑΕΔ για το 2021 has exceeded all expectations. On Thursday, 17 June, is the deadline for applications, και σύμφωνα με όσα δήλωσε ο Διοικητής του ΟΑΕΔ, Spyros Protopsaltis, there is no thought of extending the deadline, καθώς οι αιτήσεις είναι ήδη πάρα πολλές.
In fact, as he stressed no extension will be given nor in the period of use of last year OAED social tourism check, so the beneficiaries will have to redeem it by 31 July, otherwise they will lose it.
The holidays με το φετινό πρόγραμμα επιδότησης μπορούν να πραγματοποιηθούν από 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022 in tourist accommodation of the Register of Providers of OAED.
THE maximum duration of nights is 6 evenings with little private participation, while in the islands of Kos, Leros, Lesvos, Samos, Chios and in the Prefecture of Evros the maximum duration of nights is 10 nights with zero private participation.
It is reminded that ferry tickets are also subsidized this year, while for the first time the subsidy for tourist accommodation is increased by 20% in August, to provide even more business support and increased room availability during the "peak" holiday season.
Step by step process
The submission of applications and the necessary supporting documents by the beneficiaries and providers, is done exclusively electronically through the Single Digital Portal of the Greek State gov.gr with the TAXISnet passwords or the passwords of OAED certified users at the following email addresses:
Read on here the procedure
Read on here the procedure
Specifically, the route will be: gov.gr → Labor and insurance → Compensation and benefits → Social tourism programs (OAED) or Social tourism providers
It is noted that the correct and complete completion of applications, as well as the simultaneous submission of the necessary supporting documents will help in their faster processing.
Beneficiaries of the program are employees and the unemployed, who the year 2020:
- they had 50 working days in e-EFKA insurance (with reservations in favor of OEE) the
- received from OAED 50 days of special maternity protection or
- received at least an unemployment subsidy 50 days or
- gather at least 50 days in total from the above (working days, special maternity protection and unemployment subsidy) the
- were registered in the Special Register of Unemployed Persons with Disabilities of OAED at the closing date for submission of applications.
The beneficiaries' selection system is based on the scoring of specific finances, family and insurance criteria in an objective and transparent manner using OAED computer software. Providers of the program are tourist accommodation and ferry companies, as defined by the Public Invitation.
The subsidy will be provided by the Social Tourism Check, which is in the form of a unique electronic code number. Overall they will be granted 300.000 checks and the budget of the program is 30.000.000 euro.